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'Three Little Pigs CD' Banned From Government-Backed Awards For Offending Muslims And Builders
Daily Mail ^ | 24th January 2008 | SARAH HARRIS

Posted on 01/23/2008 6:32:50 PM PST by DogByte6RER

'Three Little Pigs CD' banned from Government-backed awards for offending Muslims and builders

By SARAH HARRIS

A story based on The Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a Government-backed awards event because it might offend Muslims... and builders.

The digital book, retelling the classic children's tale, was criticised by judges who said "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

They also claimed the award-winning CD-rom, entitled The Three Little Cowboy Builders, might "alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)".

The "virtual" book is designed for use on computers and interactive whiteboards and aimed at primary school children.

Its publishers, Shoo-Fly, insist there is nothing offensive in it.

But judges for the annual BETT awards, which recognise excellence in educational technology, claimed they had "concerns about the Asian community" and insisted "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

As a result, they "could not recommend this product to the Muslim community".

Anne Curtis, of Newcastle-based Shoo Fly, said the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was a "slap in the face" and described the criticism as "inflammatory".

Mrs Curtis said the product was "tongue in cheek" and took a humorous look at the building trade, with an attack on cowboy builders.

The awards are run by Becta, the Government's educational technology agency, Emap Education and the British Educational Suppliers Association.

They said: "This failed to reach the required standard across a number of criteria... In particular, the product was not sufficiently convincing on curriculum and innovation grounds to be shortlisted."

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 4cryingoutloud; birtain; britain; dhimmitude; diversity; eurabia; greatbritain; islam; muhammadsminions; multicult; muslims; pc; pigs; uk; wot
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Way to keep a stiff upper lip Brits! (snort!)
1 posted on 01/23/2008 6:32:53 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Photobucket Offensive? Publishers of the CD have described the Government education quango's ban as 'political correctness gone mad'
2 posted on 01/23/2008 6:34:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

This is a joke, right?


3 posted on 01/23/2008 6:36:10 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: DogByte6RER

If these guys sneezed they’d die of a heart attack. Pigs are pigs for pete’s sake. Are they really that much of a coward?


4 posted on 01/23/2008 6:36:57 PM PST by RC2
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Photobucket This little Allah piggy endorse this book!
5 posted on 01/23/2008 6:37:23 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

I expect a name like “Shoo-fly” would probably get some of our race pimps wound up here in the states, too.


6 posted on 01/23/2008 6:37:57 PM PST by beelzepug ("Your life is nothing but the sum of your decisions.")
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To: DogByte6RER
...They also claimed the award-winning CD-rom, entitled The Three Little Cowboy Builders, might

Not a peep about offending Cowboys though? WTF?

/h

7 posted on 01/23/2008 6:38:39 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate. To Unnngh! is Freeper.)
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Photobucket
8 posted on 01/23/2008 6:39:44 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Image hosted by Photobucket.com what a pathetic bunch of WANKERS!!!
9 posted on 01/23/2008 6:41:24 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: ladyjane

Beat me to it...but I’m afraid it’s not.


10 posted on 01/23/2008 6:42:57 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: DogByte6RER
Here is the substitute curriculum...because there are two sides to every story.


11 posted on 01/23/2008 6:44:44 PM PST by Dutchgirl (Not Slick Mickey, not Rudy the Zipper, not McQueeg, not Ron Pat Paulsen.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Britain is lost.


12 posted on 01/23/2008 6:45:00 PM PST by AIM-54
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To: DogByte6RER

This is stupid.


13 posted on 01/23/2008 6:45:43 PM PST by freekitty
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To: DogByte6RER

bump


14 posted on 01/23/2008 6:46:43 PM PST by lowbridge
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15 posted on 01/23/2008 6:46:50 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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Where's the pic of Islamic Rage Boy!
16 posted on 01/23/2008 6:47:56 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: K4Harty

I’ll bet these British fops would promote “Brokeback Mountain: The Book” for children.

THen they would really have their “heads up” for the Moslem backlash and backslash.

Britain: The bad dream that still exists.

Guess you can still say “Long live the Queen” (and not mean Freddie Mercury). But not for long!


17 posted on 01/23/2008 6:50:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: DogByte6RER

We should at least show some tolerance for muslims and their beliefs. In their religion, they regard pigs as unclean, so they shouldn’t be just carelessly discussed unless referring to Jews or Christians.


18 posted on 01/23/2008 6:51:36 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: DogByte6RER
This story offends me, but that makes no difference to school officials:


19 posted on 01/23/2008 7:00:21 PM PST by CASchack
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This little piggy became a dhimmi.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy converted to Islam.
This little piggy did not.
And this little piggy got his head cut off for offending Muslims.


20 posted on 01/23/2008 7:00:46 PM PST by faq (Enthusiastically supporting my 3rd choice for President.)
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